White Island, New Zealand

White Island, New Zealand

Sitting 49km off the coast of New Zealand’s North Island, this is one of the world’s most accessible live volcanoes.

Whakaari / White Island is an active andesite stratovolcano, situated 48 km (30 mi) from the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, in the Bay of Plenty. It is New Zealand’s most active cone volcano, and has been built up by continuous volcanic activity over the past 150,000 years.The nearest mainland towns are Whakatane and Tauranga. White Island has been in a nearly continuous stage of releasing volcanic gas at least since it was ‘discovered’ by James Cook in 1769.

 

 

 

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